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The Great Forest Park Balloon Race 2018

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Saturday, September 15

The Great Forest Park Balloon Race
presented by PNC


– Maryville University Main Stage opens featuring music from STL’s own Feel Good Inc. plus performances by The Muny Kids, Krupinski Academy of Dance, IGNITE Theater Company, Consuming Kinetics Dance Company and Pazazz Performers
– PURINA Children’s Entertainment Area opens – activities for kids of all ages – inflatables, games, Mural painting with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, performances by the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team and much more!
– Enterprise Family Picnic Area opens

12:30 P.M. — Purina Pro Plan Performance Team
2:30 P.M. — Purina Pro Plan Performance Team
3:00 P.M. — Miller Lite Skydivers
3:30 P.M. — Opening Ceremonies at The Main Stage
4:00 P.M. — Purina Pro Plan Performance Team
4:30 P.M. — “Hare” Balloon Launches – PNC Bank’s Orange Blossom
4:45 P.M. — “Hound” Balloons Launch


Parking & Transportation

Where to Park

Parking (and admittance) is free for the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Largest and closest parking area for the Launch site is the Muny Opera parking lot. Street parking is also available, but come early as most spots in the Park are full by 2 p.m. Come before 2 p.m. and enjoy a great day in the Park. All entrances to Forest Park will be open for the Balloon Race and Glow on Friday and Saturday, September 20-21, 2013.

Options to avoid Parking

Via Metro: Take MetroLink to the Central West End exit. Cross Kingshighway into the park directly to Central Field. Approximately 15 minute walk.

Handicapped Parking:

Is available adjacent to the balloon launch site. See the maps for exact locations. Additionally, there is a designated Handicap Drop-off area.

Glow & Race Parking



September 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Central Fields In Forest Park
5595 Grand Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63112 United States
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